Monday, October 20, 2014

Pinterest in Reality week 3 :Makeup!

Welcome to week three of my Pinterest in Reality Blog Series!

This series is all about seeing if what we see on Pinterest is actually possible to recreate in 'real life'. I know I'm not the only one who spends hours on end flicking through Pinterest, thinking I'll give different things a go but u never do. So over the next 8 weeks I've set myself 8 categories and each week I choose a pin and try and recreate it. You can read my full blog series intro here.

Being a makeup addict, I love all things makeup, from looks, techniques and new products and my Pinterest is flooded with them!

This week was another hard choice, do I do a celeb inspired pin? An eye look? A full face?

Here's how I got on...  


This week's challenge was well and truly inspired by my admiration for girls with cheekbones. I definitely think the sculpted look makes a massive comeback at this time of year and I'd love to be one of them girls looking chiseled to perfection. 


                                    

To be honest, I found this both easy and hard. The hard bit was to get it to photograph so you guys could see what a difference it made to my face shape, but the steps were really straight forward and easy. 

It isn't that much of a dramatic look for me if I'm honest - I can't go crazy with bronzer when I am so ridiculously pale! So I did what I could following the steps with the tools I had at the ready. This is what I used:



Real Techniques Buffing Brush & Contour Brush, Beauty Blender, Benefit Hoola Bonzer, Benefit Watts up Highlighter, Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer,  Max Factor Skin Luminizer Foundation, Maybelline Fit Me Pressed Powder, Max Factor Pan Stick.

I applied my base makeup as usual because I'm suffering from quite a few blemishes and redness at the moment, so I wanted to make sure this would be covered as I was going out later that evening. Then, following the picture guide, I got to drawing funny dark lines all over my face using the Max Factor Pan Stick. I decided to pick this up as I saw someone use a Nars Multiple stick for contouring and this just seemed to be a good version of that. Plus I'm hopeless with powder! I highlighted using the Rimmel Wake Me Up concealer, but this probably wasn't the best choice. I just didn't have anything else lighter!

Then I got to blending. I used my Beauty Blender for this - slightly damp to give a perfectly blended look. I didn't want any harsh lines, I just wanted to create the illusion of structure and shadows across my face. This did take quite a while, and once blended I decided to go in with colour for a second time and do it all again. 


                                 


I set all the light areas with my Maybelline Fit Me Powder, and the darker areas with the Hoola Bronzer from Benefit. You might not be able to tell a different in the images below, but I can. 



                             

My nose is much smaller and I really think you can sort of see definition in my cheeks. Certainly in the jawline. 

Overall, a pretty decent technique, even for a pale girl like me. 

Unfortunately, I probably wont be doing this again any time soon - it's far too much faffing for my liking and far too much product on my face for a full day. Really couldn't be bothered with putting this on every day!

What's your go for this weeks challenge? Leave your links below! 


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